HOUSTON – During these uncertain times, many Houstonians -- including those in the restaurant, bar and hotel industry -- are facing hunger, but many restaurants and nonprofits want to alleviate that stress.
Several restaurants have partnered with nonprofits to give away free meals to those laid-off employees in need, while others are giving a discount on their lunch just by showing proof of employment such as an ID or business card.
Here’s a list of restaurants and nonprofits helping their fellow hospitality workers offering free or discounted meals:
State Fare HTX
Address: Locations in River Oaks, Memorial and Sugar Land
State Fare HTX is offering a 50% off discount lunch to all frontline workers and laid-off workers, such as hospitality workers and bartenders every Thursday. Simply show an ID or proof of employment (such as a pay stub).
Houston Shift Meal
Houston Shift Meal is committed to provide free meals to laid-off or furloughed hospitality workers by partnering with area restaurants. Each $250 sponsorship provides up to 75 meals.
Address: 1927 Fairview, Houston
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New Menu this week. •Lamb meatballs,Grilled bread,Hummus, Za atar , Kale salad with Green goddess dressing •Crispy Tofo, Eggplant, Sweet Chili Basil Sauce, Rice Continuing today for all restaurant workers who have lost their jobs or had a significant reduction in pay. We also have essential supplies on hand. We will limit how much any one person can take of these supplies, but they will be handed out free to those in need. We will continue to offer this program every day until we can no longer financially support the program. - Dinner pick up address: Riel, 1927 Fairview St., Houston, TX 77019 - This program will be offered 7 days a week for or until otherwise notified - Pick up time is 4-7p.m. daily - Pick up in a designated area beside our front parking lot To support this program and our restaurant community, donate to LEEInitiative.org #chefselevatingchefs #goodfoodforgood #leeinitiative @leeinitiative @makersmark @chefedwardlee @rlachaine @Riel Restaurant
In partnership with Lee’s Initiative and Maker Mark’s, Riel Restaurant will not only supply food to hospitality workers but will provide essential supplies to those who need most. The program is offered seven days a week from 4-7 p.m. according to its Instagram page.
Address: Multiple Locations
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Restaurant and bar employees are the strongest most resilient people out there. 💪💪Especially in Houston. We want to do what we can to support our friends in the industry by giving them a discount on our offerings. 🍳🥞🥙🥘. Come by any of our locations (except downtown)and order from one of our friendly team members🙋♂️. Let them know you’re in the industry and get 50% off of your meal. It would be helpful if you could show a paystub, business card, etc. If anyone has the grit required to come back from something like this, it’s the restaurant and bar industry! We’re all in this together. 🙏🙏#houstonrestaurants #houstonbars #houstoneats #houston #dishsociety #supportlocal #eatlocal
Participating Dish Society locations are offering a 50% off discount for restaurant and bar employees. Show proof of employment to receive the discount.
Second Servings Houston is giving away 5,000 free chef-prepared meals in Downtown this Tuesday and Thursday. The program recently expanded to accommodate all Houstonians in need.
Check out its Facebook page for more information on upcoming meal giveaways.
Do you know about more ways to get free and discounted meals? Let us know in the comments.